Welcome to Bridgend and District Camera Club

We are a group of enthusiastic photographers who meet once a week

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What do we offer?

The club holds a range of events from weekly meetings to location outings.

  • Club evenings
  • Practical evenings
  • Photo editing evenings
  • Social events
  • Competitions with other clubs

We meet most Monday evenings throughout the year from September to May. During early summer we meet at outdoor locations in the area to get down to some serious picture taking! If you would like to come along to see what we do, please feel free to do so without obligation. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask - members will be happy to help you. And don’t be put off by some of the images you will see - the photographers in this club have a range of abilities and even the good ones started with less experience than they have now!

Covid-19

Update 13th June 2022

After running successful hybrid meetings for hall and Zoom attendees since the start of January 2022, with speakers either in the hall or remote, the formal season has now ended and the first Monday summer evening outing takes place on 20 June. For the new season starting in September the aim is to return to "normal" Monday evenings at the hall with Zoom being used only for occasional remote speakers and editing evenings.

The Pandemic

Moving online

As the pandemic struck in March 2020 the club moved online and began using Zoom with the first online meeting held on 25 March 2020. We continued to operate throughout lockdowns with the benefit of being able to engage speakers who, geographically, would never have been able to attend in person.

While Zoom provided the means to continue through the pandemic, in person meetings started again from January 2022 and from September 2022 the aim is to return to normal evenings at the hall.

Programme

Programme


Club night
(digital or print presentation)
7.30pm - 9.30pm

Club night or outing for which a camera is required

Battle held on a club night

Club social event

Externally organised event
(e.g. battle, competition)

No club night
(e.g. bank holidays)

MEMBERSHIP

The annual season starts in September and runs into the following June. Existing members renew their membershp at the start of each September.

Adult membership for the 2021-22 season is £30.00. We also offer a junior rate of £5.00 for age 16 and under.

New members may join at any time of year and pay a pro rata amount of £3.00 per remaining month or part month.

When we meet in the hall on a Monday evening a £2.50 cash charge is made to include refreshments and a raffle draw - this is only payable if you attend.

For hall-Zoom hybrid evenings there is a £2 online charge for those joining via Zoom.

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Portfolio

Portfolio

This section highlights some images entered in our monthly club competitions.

More images can be seen on our Galleries page.

  • All
  • Open
  • Theme
  • Mono

Adder (Theme: Danger)

© Chris Timbrell

Water vole peeping out of pipe

© Jenny Hibbert

With a knife (Theme: Danger)

© Brian Coleman

Two faces of the street

© Paul James

Fighting Horses (Theme: Danger)

© Roger Daniel

Windfall (Theme: In the garden)

© Dai Knight

Anglesey Wreck

© Steve Corbett

Waiting for a journey on the ferry (Theme: Journeys)

© Philip Lamb

Pots (Theme: In the garden)

© John Finch

Ascend To The Scream

© David Hopes

Pretty n Pink

© Susan Bensaud

Alstroemeria in vase

© Glenys Rumble

Three hares racing on Glenshee Mountain

© Rob Evans

Golden Eagle

© Roger Thomas

Abstract Ceiling

© Megan Bhullar

Two's Company

© Heather Digweed

Mumbles Lighthouse

© Colin Simper

Circles of Light

© Sarah Lawton

Lambeth Bridge

© Maddie Robertson

The Gherkin

© Michael Angus

Venue

Venue

Vehicle access to Nolton Church Hall off Merthyr Mawr Road North is from Nolton Street, opposite the Brackla Street Centre. Limited parking is available at the hall with a one way system operating clockwise around the building. There is also parking available on the street immediately outside the hall. In the event that all nearby spaces are taken, the public car park next to Wilkinson is recommended as the best alternatve - it is just a few minutes walk from the hall on Brackla Street (free parking after 6pm).

Where we meet

Nolton Church Hall, Merthyr Mawr Road North,
Bridgend, CF31 3NH

Venue GPS

51°30'11.2"N 3°34'41.7"W
51.503119, -3.578243

One way system - arriving

Vehicle access to Nolton Church Hall is along Nolton Street from the A473.

This is the only way to reach the hall by car.

One way system - leaving

There are two options depending upon your destination:

  1. Left towards the town centre, left into the Rhiw, right onto Angel Street then onto the A473.
  2. Right from Nolton Street and up Brackla Street hill to the traffic lights on Tremains Road.

Committee

Committee

The committee takes care of running all aspects of the club.

Chair

Roger Daniel

Vice Chair

Steve Corbett

Treasurer

John Finch

Secretary

Steve Corbett

Programme Secretary

Paul James

External Competition Sceretary

Jenny Hibbert

Internal Competition Secretary

Kev Robertson

Data Protection Officer

John Finch

Webmaster

Chris Timbrell